Posts tagged as: Kurds

Militants repel Iraqi forces attempt to regain Tikrit


The success of the operation to recover the Mosul Dam seem to encourage the Iraqi army on Tuesday to launch a new assault on the city of Tikrit, also in the hands of the Islamic State (EI). However, by mid-afternoon the maneuver was aborted, highlighting not only the fierce resistance of the extremist group, but […]

Kurdish PKK militia killed Turkish soldier

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A Turkish army lieutenant died last night and another wounded by gunfire from militants of the Workers Party of Kurdistan (PKK), according to local media. The guerrillas fired at military while they were conducting a patrol in the province of Van, near the Iranian border, according to the information coming from the field. This is […]

French President confirms arming Syrian opposition


French President François Hollande, who last week announced the delivery of weapons to Iraqi Kurds facing jihadists, confirms for the first time  country has also armed the Syrian rebels “democratic opposition” with ” material according to European commitments “. It does so in a long interview with the newspaper Le Monde to mark the resumption […]

Leader of Turkey’s Kurds announces final stretch of conflict

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“This war that has lasted 30 years is through an important democratic negotiation, the phase that leads to an end.” Who speaks so hope is the leader of the militia of the Workers Party of Kurdistan (PKK, Kurdish), Abdullah Ocalan, imprisoned since 1999 and sentenced to life itself. ” On the occasion of the 30th […]

EU supports sending weapons to Kurds of Iraq

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The Veintiocho already have the other European Union member states to supply weapons to the authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan. After a week of ups and downs, the position of France and Italy from -favorable initially sending weapons to fight the militants of the Islamic State (EI) – has been imposed on the initial reluctance of […]


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